New Jersey

Last week, the Supreme Court heard testimony on a case that could reinvigorate the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution. Surprisingly, it’s all about football and sports betting in the State of New Jersey. The results of Governor of New Jersey v. National Collegiate Athletic Association may have consequences for a range of issues, including gun…

On Dec. 4, the Supreme Court will hear a case concerning the future of sports gambling in America and the limits of federal power in the country. That case is Christie v. NCAA and it could dramatically limit federal overreach when it comes to state policies relating to gambling. The case revolves around a lawsuit…

TRENTON, N.J. (Dec. 13, 2016) – On Monday, a New Jersey Assembly committee unanimously approved a bill that would legalize limited raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward effectively nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect. Assemblymen John DiMiao (R-Dist. 23) introduced Assembly Bill 696 (A696) earlier this year. The legislation…

Yet another town has rejected grants covered by HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, effectively nullifying a federal program designed to gain control over local communities. Castle Rock, a city of 55,000 people in central Colorado, along with Sedgwick County, Kansas, and Douglas County, Colorado, have all recently refused funds from the federal government’s Department…

Yet another town has rejected grants covered by HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, effectively nullifying a federal program designed to gain control over local communities. Castle Rock, a city of 55,000 people in central Colorado, along with Sedgwick County, Kansas, and Douglas County, Colorado, have all recently refused funds from the federal government’s Department…

TRENTON, N.J. (Sept. 19, 2016) – Last Wednesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a measure expanding the state’s medical marijuana law, further nullifying federal prohibition in practice. A coalition of representatives introduced Assembly Bill 457 (A457) in January. The the new law adds post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of debilitating medical conditions…

TRENTON, N.J. (March 28, 2016) – A New Jersey bill would criminalize TSA nude body scans and subject TSA agents creating or distributing such images to criminal penalties. Sen. Michael Doherty (R-23) introduced Senate Bill 1420 (S1420) in February. The legislation would criminalize nude body scans at New Jersey airports. “For the purposes of this…

New Jersey bill introduced last week would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally-ill patients. Assembly Bill 1455 (A1455) by would allow terminally ill patients to access to medicines and treatments not yet given final approval for use by the…